In 2021, Rensselaer County, NY had a population of 161k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $76,731. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Rensselaer County, NY grew from 159,013 to 161,125, a 1.33% increase and its median household income grew from $72,510 to $76,731, a 5.82% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rensselaer County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (82%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.08%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.52%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.91%), and White (Hispanic) (2.03%).
None of the households in Rensselaer County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.2% of the residents in Rensselaer County, NY are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rensselaer County, NY are Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2,179 degrees awarded in 2021), Hudson Valley Community College (1,705 degrees), and Russell Sage College (719 degrees).
In 2021, the median property value in Rensselaer County, NY was $204,200, and the homeownership rate was 62.8%.
Most people in Rensselaer County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Rensselaer County, NY was 2 cars per household.